The Twitter for Good Blog

Reflecting the positive power of Twitter.

Marking Earth Day close to home

This Earth Day, we’re thinking about reducing food waste. To help people in need obtain fresh, healthy food, we work with a local organization called Food Runners.Read more…

Marking National Volunteer Week

Our San Francisco office was closed today to accommodate team moves to new spaces within our building. Rather than work from home or take the day off, 50 or so of our employees took advantage of the time out of the office for a bit of community service. Coincidentally, this is National Volunteer WeekRead more…

Support for Fort Hood shooting victims

On April 2, the military base at Fort Hood in Texas was torn apart by the second mass casualty shooting in five years. Three people plus the shooter died, and 16 people sustained injuries, some of whom remain critical. Earlier this week, President Obama and the First Lady attended services in Killeen, Texas honoring those who were killed.Read more…

Five things I learned in my first five days

As the new head of Twitter for Good, here are the five things I’ve learned in my first week.Read more…

Connecting Bessie Carmichael

#FridayforGood: Get out and do

For those of us who pass by shelters, schools, senior centers and other community organizations daily without really understanding their reach or impact, a day devoted to working side by side is a wonderful way to build lasting relationships and deeper engagement with these worthy groups. That day for us is #FridayforGood.

Here’s how our most recent day of community service, which took place November 1, looked from a number of perspectives:Read more…

Celebrating @TechWomen

More than 300 friends and fans of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program gathered at Twitter HQ this week to celebrate the community of women technical leaders from all over the globe, and to share their experiences with those hoping to learn more.Read more…

Community-building, one book at a time

As a @onecityonebook sponsor, we were thrilled to host @boingboing editor and award-winning author Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) to read from this year’s selection: his popular young adult novel Little Brother.Read more…

Donated laptops for good

Giving laptops to students in need helps them succeed in school, while gaining independence and curiosity.Read more…

Hunger Action Month

Hunger is a chronic problem for the more than 7,000 people living on the streets in San Francisco. Last month we teamed up with @TwoDegreesFood to offer a little extra support to @SFFoodBank.Read more…

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